Mason City, IA – May 19, 2009 - Control Point marks the newest addition to the entrepreneurial community at the North Iowa Business Incubator, an initiative of the North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Control Print is a printing, print distribution and graphic design firm that manufactures digital printing, provides advertising type services and graphics as well as mailing services. Les Seltun and Troy Thompson bring a combined half-century of experience in all aspects of the printing industry. Seltun has taken the FastTrac® NewVenture™ course, took full advantage of the wide array of SBDC and JPEC resources available to help new businesses and is currently enrolled in the Ultimate Sales Academy®. For more information visit Control Print’s website at www.controlprt.com or call 641-210-4000.
Control Print joins Motoduds, For the Love of School, God’s Eternal Masterpiece and Digital Tile Images as the newest entrepreneurs to take the measured step of self-employment. Businesses that incubate have a survival rate twice that of businesses that start in the community. The services in a business incubator reduce, but not eliminate, the risks associated with business startups. For those entrepreneurs interested in patents, trademarks and copyrights, the Zarley Law Firm of Des Moines has a satellite office at the North Iowa Business Incubator.
“Within adversity, there is opportunity; some of the most successful companies in the United States started during challenging economic times,” Mark Olchefske, NIACC director of regional business development services, said. “Those companies met a very real need in the marketplace in a unique and innovative way. They became even more successful when boom times returned. That is why we are excited about Control Print moving into the NIACC JPEC Business Incubator.”
The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is located on the North Iowa Area Community College campus in Mason City, Iowa and provides college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as comprehensive consulting services for business start-ups and existing industries in the North Iowa region. A limited amount of space is still available in the new North Iowa Business Incubator for start-up businesses. For more information, contact the NIACC JPEC at (641) 422-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Ultimate Sales Academy® visit its website: www.ultimatesalesacademy.com.